How to Deal With a Hailstorm

Hail storms can be the most damaging part of a thunderstorm. Large hailstones can cause expensive damage to buildings, plants, and vehicles. Not all houses are impacted in the same way during a hailstorm. The number, size and hardness of the hailstones can affect the amount of damage done during a storm. The direction of the wind and how strong it is blowing can also impact which houses get damaged, as well as how much damage is done.

If you notice small granules from roof singles in your rain gutters after a hailstorm, it does not necessarily mean that your roof is damaged. It is normal for small granules to fall off of due to the normal weathering process.

Make sure to follow these tips after a hailstorm to ensure any damage to your home or vehicles do not go untreated.

  • Inspect your roof and vehicles for any visible damage from the hailstones.
  • Contact a reputable roofing contractor to remove damaged individual shingles and replace them with new ones.
  • Contact your insurance agent to make any claims for damage done by hailstones.

When it comes to choosing the most comprehensive homeowners or auto insurance to make sure your assets are covered in the event of a hailstorm, contact Miller Insurance Associates.